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back again

Almost forgot I had this little blog until I got a comment from thaicoon and tombarrett in the mail! Labor went better than I had ever anticipated...a natural birth that took about 5 hours, which, I hear, is relatively short. My baby girl is healthy and now a little over 4 months! Being a mom is something I've always wanted and I have to say that the love you feel for your baby is just something so unique and just can't be compared to anything. It really is wonderful. Parenthood definitely puts the years on you though...what with aches and pain in your back, shoulder, neck, arms, and wrists (my baby is already almost 8 kgs!). Thank goodness my hubby is so so so kind to massage me every single night!! My baby refuses to breastfeed while I'm sitting comfortably on the couch. It's supposed to be a case of reflux so what I find that works is to feed and walk at the same time...sometimes it looks more like a dance musical as I try to distract her from crying. It is a very funny scene. Believe me, I must have sung ABCs and that Do-Ray-Mee song from "The Sound of Music" over a thousand times by now! Now that she's hit the 4 month mark, I'm relieved that I've been able to exclusively breastfeed her for over 3 months and I can let her have some formula and pureed fruits and veggies now. ...blogged.


Still waiting

The baby is due any day now and I am so anxious! Dr. said if I don’t have contractions by this Sunday, she’d have to induce me. I really don’t want that, because it’s supposed to create more intense and painful contractions. Come on sweet baby, mommy's ready for you.


Quote of the Day

"People who love me should not pay attention to them. Switch off the televisions because even children cannot stand to see them stamping on my pictures.'' – Thaksin Shinawatra, in response to anti-government groups


Just "a few stupid people"

Just “a few stupid people” That’s what Thaksin calls tens of thousands of people who rallied at the Royal Plaza from Feb. 4 to 5. Once again he downplays any bad publicity against him. I’m not surprised that he’s choosing to react to the largest mass political rally in Thailand since 1992 by lying to himself, ignoring that it’s anything significant, and insulting his critics as “stupid” and “jealous”. How long does he believe that he can keep turning the other cheek and telling the press that it’s “nothing to worry about”? There was almost no mainstream media coverage of the event on Saturday. I've had enough of the government's one-sided message over and over again on television. The public deserves to hear both sides of the issues. I had to watch the telecast of the rally through ASTV online from manager.co.th (run by Sondhi) and follow it through the Nation’s website as well. I actually heard that television show hosts and radio DJ’s were not allowed to even mention the rally as it was considered “irrelevant” to their show. So basically, if you do not have access to the Internet and are fed daily a one-side pro-Thaksin message through state-owned channels, then you’re really led to believe that the Feb. 4 rally was really just insignificant and led by Sondhi, a mad old man who is at odds with the PM because of a business deal gone sour a few years back, when in reality there are real issues being raised by this "mad man" and as a Thai citizen, one needs to be as informed as possible. It’s really sad since I fear that for the above reason , most of the population are still in the dark and Thaksin will really ride this one out once again. For pics of the rally, visit http://2bangkok.com/06/feb6rally.shtml


Cute Overload

Isn't this "Pandog" so cute? Found this and other more cute animal pics at Cute Overload.

Long weekends

I read in BK Magazine that this year has 15 long weekends! Woohoo! It felt like 2005 had quite many 3-day weekends already.  There were actually seven.  



Cravings today:
Red Chilean wine

The latter one I’ve been gratifying myself with a couple of pieces everyday but as for the former, it’s my request for my husband to bring a bottle after I deliver!!

The news can make you stupid

I used to watch the news at noon or 11:30 on Channel 3 actually. I don’t understand what’s become of it. It doesn’t even deserve to be called news! The show is called “Tiengwan Tun Hedgarn” meaning essentially “Catching up to the latest happenings at noon”. Rather than showing up-to-the-minute news stories one would expect, it seems that they’re definition of “latest or happenings” includes showing peculiar stories where strange animals are found or bizarre happenings across the country. It’s like as if their main content (that is, aside from being a mouthpiece of Thaksin) is based on oddities, a.k.a. “other news” that are usually used to fill up extra time and should deserve no more than 2 minutes of air-time. It’s also frustrating that they hardly broadcast economic news or international news. The two co-anchors or should I say co-hosts also annoy me. The guy’s style is just patronizing somehow I can’t put my finger on it. He would be addressing his co-host to explain something from the news like as if she doesn’t understand anything and the more irritating thing is that she goes along with it and just nods her head smiling and saying “ahh, yes, yes, I see”, rather than contributing some intelligent comment. The woman also has a habit of making these troubled faces at some the stories – arching her eyebrows; sometimes it even looks like she’s in pain. It just doesn’t look professional. So after about half an hour of no real news, the show’s second half hour is filled with sports news. Half an hour?! I think most people realize Channel 3 and ITV are Thaksin’s main allies so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that they carry out his plan of dumbing down the public. I would imaging that the plan is to fill the people’s heads with funny bizarre stories and have their minds focused on sports and entertainment so they won’t have the time to think about where Thaksin is doing with his power!

Updated Definitions

Got this in a forwarded e-mail: The Latest Dictionary's latest definition of the following words: Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life. Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present. Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on. Committee : Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together. Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool on the other. Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do. Experience : The name men give to their mistakes. Atom Bomb : An invention to end all inventions. Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills. Divorce : Future tense of marriage. Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway "See I am not injured yet." Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece. Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water power Dictionary : A place where success comes before work. Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read. Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight. Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead. Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. Opportunist : A person who starts taking a bath if he accidentally falls into a river. Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich. Father : A banker provided by nature. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest....except that he got caught. Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after. Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.